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HB 1295 - Conflict of Interest

For contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2016, Texas Government Code Chapter §2252.908 (H.B. 1295) provides that a Texas governmental entity or state agency may not enter into a contract that either (1) requires an action or vote by the governing body of the entity or agency or (2) has a value of at least $1 million, unless the business entity submits a disclosure of interested parties to the governmental entity or state agency.  The Texas Ethics Commission (Commission) has adopted a certificate of interested parties form (Form 1295) and adopted rules requiring the business entity to file Form 1295 electronically with the Commission.  Information from the Commission regarding the requirements, including rules and filing information, are available on the Commission’s website at the following links:'s new/FAQ_Form1295.html's new/elf_info_form1295.htm